Under One Sky: 100 years of Modern Astronomy

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To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) the Space and Nature Aruba Foundation will be presenting a lecture called “Under One Sky: 100 years of Modern Astronomy”, at the University of Aruba.

In 2019, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) is celebrating its 100th anniversary. To commemorate this centenary milestone, the IAU has organized a year-long celebration (IAU100) to increase awareness of a century of astronomical discoveries and to support the use of astronomy as a tool for education, development and diplomacy under the central theme “Under One Sky”.

The goals of the IAU100 include increased awareness of progress and excitement in astronomy over the past century, to support and improve an inclusive, egalitarian and diverse astronomy community, and to increase awareness of exciting developments in the next 100 years of astronomy. Throughout 2019, thousands of activities for IAU100 are taking place at local, regional, national and global scales in over 100 countries. This talk will give an overview of the last 100 years of astronomy and its implications for society-at-large.

Pedro Rodrigues Dos Santos Russo is assistant professor of astronomy & society at Leiden Observatory and the department of Science Communication & Society and coordinator of the Astronomy & Society group. Pedro is the president of the International Astronomical Union Commission on Communicating Astronomy with the Public.

This event will take place on Wednesday July 17, 2019 at the University of Aruba from 7:30PM-10:30PM. For more information check out the facebook page Space and Nature Aruba Foundation.q